I’ve been talking so much about this prior to this review proper, I’m sure you’re either intrigued or sick of it already. Yes, it’s the Dior Diorsnow White Reveal Fresh Transparency Liquid Foundation (RM170). From the previous Diorsnow liquid foundations I’ve tested, they were thicker and heavier than their Dior Nude or Diorskin Forever counterparts. However, this one is different.
I have reviewed a few Dior foundations here before, so you shouldn’t be a stranger to the packaging anymore. The only thing different with this packaging is the revamp of the white cap, in line with the other products in the Diorsnow line. It has changed to a satin white that doesn’t attract finger prints. I was very happy to see this change. I’m a bit anal when it comes to keeping my makeup look clean, so this does help As usual, there’s a pump to dispense the foundation.
At first touch, I gasped. It felt like cool gel but so light that once it is on the skin, it just disappears AND makes the skin look smoother. Many light foundations disappear into skin, and they provide light to at best medium coverage. This one however, gives you medium coverage (can be built up to more coverage) with the texture of a light coverage foundation. How does that sound? The foundation is also infused with Dior’s patented Icelandic Glacial Water, so your skin is kept hydrated the whole time you’re wearing the foundation. While on my normal skin, I don’t feel the need to powder my face, save the T-zone, my face is kept fresh for 5 hours without touching up. And after that, I notice some shine on my T-zone, and just some blotting will take the shine away while keeping the foundation intact. That’s right, no melting of foundation!
Picture below shows the amount you get from one pump, and it is sufficient to cover the whole face and neck. In the un-retouched “before” photo, you’d notice that my face is much darker than my neck. It’s a problem that I’ve had to deal with since forever, so I have to get a foundation that would match my face to my neck and the rest of my body. See the “after” photo? My face and neck match. I am wearing ONLY the foundation, nothing else, so you can see the difference of a light layer of this foundation. My skin tone is evened out nicely, and some light pigmentation is covered too. Also, notice my skin doesn’t look flat. There is still some dewiness maintained, looking absolutely natural, but if you prefer a matte finish, just apply some powder after the foundation.
I have been gushing over this foundation, I know. Since middle of March, this is the liquid foundation I reach for! You asked me what base I was using because my skin looked different, healthier, better… well, this is it Am I going to recommend this? Absolutely! Go try it for yourself, apply it using your fingers and FEEL the difference. I would think those with normal combination oily or combination dry will love this. I can’t say for those with extremely oily or dry skin, and you might need a primer that addresses your concern before applying the foundation. Let’s be real. There won’t be ONE foundation that suits all skin types. However, don’t let it stop you to go try and see if it works for you. Then, let me know!